Everybody loves triple-doubles, especially Magic Johnson. He has, by far, the most in playoff history – 30.
Both also feature on the all-time regular season list – second and third, respectively.
Check out Rajon Rondo already tied for third with fellow Boston Celtic Larry Bird. Before long, Rondo will surpass Kidd. But Magic? That will be very tough. I’m not saying this record is unbreakable, but it will be tough.
Updated May 22, 2013: LeBron James got his 9th in the wild OT Eastern Finals Game 1 win against the Indiana Pacers. James, like Rondo (and perhaps even more so) may have a shot at Johnson in time. Don’t “kidd” yourself, though. Trip-Dubs are hard to come by, especially in the postseason.
Updated June 7, 2013: LeBron got his 10th in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Updated June 19, 2013: LeBron does it again in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, tying him with Jason Kidd for second-most triple-doubles in Playoff history.
Robertson finished with two unbreakable records. First, he had the most triple-doubles in history – 181.
Even more astonishing, in 1961-62, Robertson averaged a triple-double for the entire season! 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists. He’s the only player to ever do so.
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1. Oscar Robertson – 181 Triple-Doubles
2. Magic Johnson – 138 Triple-Doubles
3. Jason Kidd – 107 Triple-Doubles